Onion tartlets

A savoury starter to accompany a scrumptious meal.
 
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Recipe from: 30 Septemeber 2015
Preparation time: 45 min
Cooking time: 20 min
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • PASTRY CASES:
  • 500
    ml
    cake flour
  • 5
    ml
    mustard powder
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 2.5
    ml
    salt
  • 200
    ml
    butter, diced
  • 250
    ml
    grated cheddar
  • 1
    egg, beaten
  • 60
    ml
    cold water
  • FILLING:
  • 30
    ml
    butter
  • 2
    red onions, chopped
  • 125
    ml
    fennel, chopped
  • 100
    ml
    goat’s milk cheese
  • 250
    ml
    cream
  • 4
    eggs, beaten
  • 6
    egg yolks
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • grated parmesan to sprinkle
Servings: Change Serving
 
 

Method

 
Preheat oven to 180°C.

Sift together the flour, mustard, cayenne pepper and salt, then rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the cheese.

Beat the beaten egg with the water and add to the mixture bit by bit, lightly mix to a pliable dough, wrap in cling film and refrigerate until needed. Then roll out the dough between two layers of cling film and line a 28cm spring-form pie tin or eight 10-12cm ramekins.

Prepare the filling:

Heat the butter and sauté the onion until soft and glossy. Add the fennel, stir-fry and allow to cool.

Mix the goat’s milk cheese, onion mixture, cream, eggs and egg yolks and season with salt and pepper. Fill the cases and bake until golden-brown, set and cooked through. This will take about 30-45 minutes for a single tart, or 15-20 minutes for eight tartlets. Sprinkle over Parmesan cheese as you remove the tartlets from the oven and serve.

Words and image: Home magazine

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